New Brazilian House

New Brazilian House

  1. Dominic Bradbury
  2. Photographs by Richard Powers
  • ISBN 9780500517338
  • 26.00 x 23.50 cm
  • PLC (with jacket)
  • 256pp
  • 303 Illustrations, 303 in colour
  • First published 2014

Brazil is full of energy, creativity and originality. Amid the glamorous beaches and tropical vegetation, a new generation of architects are establishing a global reputation with houses and hotels that combine a bold contemporary aesthetic with a uniquely Brazilian sensibility

‘What all the most inspiring [houses] reveal is a mix of international taste and local colour, which add up to something as peculiarly Brazilian and intoxicating as a freshly made caipirinha’ – House & Garden

New Brazilian House

Here are new takes on indoor–outdoor living, beautifully crafted local materials and original elements such as indoor gardens or integrated courtyards, and a mastery of natural light. These qualities build upon the potent legacy of Brazilian modernist design, which includes figureheads such as Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi and Robert Burle Marx, and is represented today by such luminaries as Marcio Kogan, Isay Weinfeld and Arthur Casas.

From São Paulo and Rio to the coastal towns of Paraty and Ilhabela, the locations cover a diverse range of projects, from stunning city homes to country retreats and tempting coastal escapes. Featuring iconic projects by Marcos Acayaba and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, together with homes by designers such as Fernanda Marques, Guilherme Torres and André Piva, New Brazilian House reflects the vitality and verve of Brazil’s architecture and design today.

Dominic Bradbury is a design writer who writes for numerous publications, including House & Garden, The Daily Telegraph, The Financial Times and Wallpaper*. His books include Mediterranean Modern, The Iconic House, New Natural Home and The Iconic Interior.
Richard Powers is an interiors photographer whose work appears regularly in magazines and newspapers around the world, as well as in a number of Thames & Hudson publications, including, most recently, Living Modern, The Iconic House and The Iconic Interior.

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The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900
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New Natural Home by Dominic Bradbury,
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Living Modern: The Sourcebook of Contemporary Interiors
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Living Modern Tropical: A Sourcebook of Stylish Interiors
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New Brazilian Gardens: The Legacy of Burle Marx
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